Happy 2018, all! I hope you all had an amazing time ringing in the New Year! We ended up staying home New Year’s Eve, which was fine with me. I was all about a low-key NYE and decided to hunker down on the couch for a night of Jurassic Park marathon watching. It was then that I noticed the dog had been constantly licking her tailbone so we took a look and found an infected looking cut. Eeeks! We wanted to get it cleaned up ASAP so we took her to the vet that night to have it checked out. Fortunately for us, we made it back home 20 til midnight to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Unfortunately for Georgia, she has to wear the cone of shame for a few days.
Now that the NYE un-excitement is behind us, I wanted to share my top 10 beauty favorites from 2017. These are products that I use almost on the daily and are total must-haves in my beauty routine. Keep reading to find out what beauty favorites made the top of my must-haves list>>
Being the highlight lover I am, of course my list had to start with a highlighter! One of my most loved is the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, which is an ultra-luminous, super soft, crazy beautiful highlighter duo. You can read my full review on Fenty Beauty highlighters here.
The Physicians Formula The Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick is everything I’ve ever wanted in a liquid lipstick and so much more. While not a true matte (more of a velvet or satin finish), the formula is super hydrating and doesn’t settle into lips. The staying power is really good with little transfer and the colors are beautiful (Berry Healthy is my fave!).
I really wanted to hate the L’oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara because there was nothing that could top my beloved Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara… but this one comes damn near close. I’m super picky about mascaras because frankly, many of them do absolutely nothing for my lashes. This mascara on the other hand leaves them looking voluminous and full and has earned it’s spot on my beauty favorites list.
Olay Regenerist Whip Facial Moisturizer is one of the most unique, and interesting moisturizers I have ever tried, the formula has a really nice airy whipped texture and blends into skin nicely. I recently shared how this moisturizer is part of my winter skincare routine
There was no way this list was going to have just one highlighter listed, I have too many highlighter loves! One of my faves from this year is the Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter which looks absolutely gorgeous on the skin. The gel formula is super unique and has a beautiful shimmery glow finish.
I first tried the Olehenriksen Wonderfeel Double Cleanser when participating in an Influenster review campaign and ended up falling in love. The cleanser has amazing moisturizing properties, cleanses wonderfully and leaves my skin feeling SO soft. In fact, I love it so much I bought a backup to have once my original tube runs out.
If I were stranded on a desert island, I would most definitely need to have my IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with me. It evens out my skin tone, is super lightweight, covers blemishes & redness and has SPF 50 for protection. I’ve featured this in several favorites posts in the past year and it continues to be my numero uno beauty favorite!
I was never much of a toner user until I tried the Pixi Glow Tonic and now I am obsessed! It works fantastic and taking off any extra makeup, dirt and oil that may have gotten missed when washing my face and it leaves skin looking pretty, fresh and glowy… and yes, that’s a custom bottle just for me. Thanks so much, Pixi!
My go-to eyeshadow palette this past year has been the Morphe 25B Bronzed Mocha Eyeshadow Palette. It includes 25 gorgeous neutral, mocha and bronze tones in a variety of finishes all for under $20. I featured it in my fall favorites and it’s still a go-to now.
My skin is on the dry side so having a good hand cream within hands’ reach is a must for me. I’m absolutely loving Perfectly Posh Big Fat Yummy Hand Creme in Posh Boss— it’s intensely moisturizing without being greasy and has a nice, soft floral scent. I keep one next to my sink, on my desk, in my purse… it’s a must-have!
What were some of your beauty favorites from 2017? Tell me in the comments below!